Bulbophyllum gracilipes King & Pantl. 1896 SECTION Uncifera Schlechter 1912

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Egon Krogsgaard

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Pantling and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Graceful Column Foot Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .1" [.25 cm]

Found in Sikkim and Darjeeling at elevations around 400 to 500 meters as a hot growing epiphyte with no pseudobulb and a rhizome giving rise to a single, subcoriaceous, oblanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, obtuse and minutely bifid apically, gradually narrowing below into the sub to sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a erect, basal to from the rhizome, longer than the leaves, densely many flowered apically, capitulate inflorescence with a sheathing bract at the base and another half way up, as well as an ovate, half as long as the ovary floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim Himalaya Vol III King and Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 ; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;